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(Pocket-lint) - Amazon is reportedly developing a new Alexa-enabled device that looks for signs of sleep apnea via radar.

According to Business Insider, the sleep apnea tracker is a palm-sized device that can sit on a nightstand. It leverages millimeter-wave radar to sense your breathing and monitors for interruptions and signs of you possibly having a sleep apnea disorder. Amazon’s project is currently being developed under the codename Brahms - the German composer of Lullaby.

Amazon built up a team over the past year that's been working on the device. In its existing state, the tracker apparently looks like a “standing hexagonal pad connected to a metal wire base", Business Insider said. It's possible that, besides sleep apnea, Amazon could use its machine-learning and cloud technology to also track other sleeping disorders such as insomnia.

Keep in mind this is not Amazon's first foray into the health industry.

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Last year, the company released the $99 Halo fitness tracker that scans your body and voice to help you improve your health. The company also recently launched a full-fledged prescription drug delivery service called Amazon Pharmacy.

Amazon has a history of adding Alexa to all sorts of devices, too, from rings to microwaves. Apparently, sleep trackers are next.

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Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 7 January 2021.